The Port Stephens Planning Strategy is Council's overarching land use strategy and covers a 25 year period.
Local Environmental Plan
The aim of the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 is to provide the statutory framework for planning in the Local Government Area
Development Control Plan
A Development Control Plan (DCP) is used by applicants and Council to guide the preparation and assessment of Development Applications.
Local infrastructure contributions
Council is able to collect contributions for the provision of local infrastructure and facilities under section 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.